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 There'​s 2 options you can use:\\ There'​s 2 options you can use:\\
  
-**Option 1** - Use this option if you know for sure that your host fully supports the script, especially file and/or folder permissions.+**Option 1** (transferring the files without running the Etano installer) ​- Use this option if you know for sure that your host fully supports the script, especially file and/or folder permissions.
  
-**Option 2** - Use this option if you're unsure as it may be better & safer as you'll technically be installing the script from scratch and the installer will check your server for permission issues and errors, as well as create the defines file with the correct details and paths for your server.+**Option 2** (installing the Etano script before transferring your files) ​- Use this option if you're unsure as it may be better & safer as you'll technically be installing the script from scratch and the installer will check your server for permission issues and errors, as well as create the defines file with the correct details and paths for your server. It will also give you the command path used for setting up your cron jobs.
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 ==== Step 2 ==== ==== Step 2 ====
-Transfer (upload) all the files from your old server to your new server.+Transfer (upload) all the files from your old server to your new server. You should delete everything in the "​cache2"​ folder except for the blank index.html file. When you have uploaded and completed all the steps you will need to regenerate your skins in the admin which will regenerate the members in the "​cache2"​ folder.
  
 ==== Step 3 ==== ==== Step 3 ====
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 **See:** [[setting_up_the_etano_cron_job_in_cpanel|Setting up the Etano Cron Job in cPanel]] **See:** [[setting_up_the_etano_cron_job_in_cpanel|Setting up the Etano Cron Job in cPanel]]
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 +Then go to your Etano admin "Skin Settings"​ section and regenerate your skin.
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 Follow the instructions provided in original default [[installation|Installation Guide]] Follow the instructions provided in original default [[installation|Installation Guide]]
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 +**NOTE:** When doing a fresh install it's best to install the version of Etano that you are presently using, older versions of Etano can be downloaded from the archives located at:
 + ​[[https://​drive.google.com/​folderview?​id=0B5GPLc5dytbhNWp5ZzNKb2NQTnM&​usp=sharing#​list]]
  
 ==== Step 2 ==== ==== Step 2 ====
-Import ​the saved copy of your Etano database (SQL file) into your new database. ​+Importing ​the saved backup ​of your Etano database (SQL file) into your new database. ​
  
 +**Database Backup Migration:​**
  
-==== Step ====+To prevent failures and errors regarding duplicate data or tables already exists, it's best to drop all tables in the default install of the database before importing your backup SQL file. 
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 +1. In you host account login and go to PHPMyAdmin.\\ 
 +2. Click on the database that you created for Etano in the far left panel.\\ 
 +3. About halfway down the page, click "check all" so that all tables are selected. Then, select "​drop"​ from the dropdown menu.\\ 
 +4. Click "​yes"​ to confirm.\\ 
 +5. Click the "​import"​ tab at the top.\\ 
 +6. Click "​choose file"​.\\ 
 +7. Find the your backup database file (the .sql file).\\ 
 +8. Then click go, located at the bottom of the page.
  
-Transfer (upload) all the files from your old server to your new server EXCEPT the **includes/​defines.inc.php** file because this will be created during the installation process with the correct details and paths for your server. 
  
 ==== Step 3 ==== ==== Step 3 ====
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 +Transfer (upload) all the files from your old server to your new server with the **EXCEPTION** of the **cache2** folder and the **includes/​defines.inc.php** file because this file will be created during the installation process with the correct details and paths for your server.
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 +==== Step 4 ====
 The final step will be setting up and creating your cron job.\\ The final step will be setting up and creating your cron job.\\
  
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 +Then go to your Etano admin "Skin Settings"​ section and regenerate your skin.
moving_your_etano_site_to_another_host_server.1410974506.txt.gz · Last modified: 2014/09/17 17:21 by admin